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  • Compound interest, unpaid interest that is added to the principal so that subsequent interest is calculated on the grossed-up amount.
  • Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall
  • Compound (fortification), a 'compound (enclosure)' which is fortified with defensive structures
  • Chemical compound, a combination of two or more elements.
  • Compound fracture, complete fractures of bone where at least one fragment has damaged the skin, soft tissue or surrounding body cavity
  • Compound (linguistics), a word that consists of more than one radical element
  • Compound (music), an attribute of an interval or time signature
  • Compound chocolate, a chocolate substitute
  • Compound locomotive, a locomotive in which exhaust steam is re-used in a low pressure cylinder (or cylinders).
  • Compound sentence, a type of sentence made up of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate (dependent) clauses.

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Compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
A compound is an area of land that is surrounded by fences, walls, or barbed wire and is used for a particular purpose, especially an area containing buildings and where the entry and exit of people is controlled.
An interval that is compound is an interval which exceeds or is wider than one octave, whereas a simple interval lies within one octave.
In geometry, a polyhedral compound is a polyhedron which is itself composed of several other polyhedra sharing a common centre, the three-dimensional analogs of polygonal compounds.
COMPOUND - Definition (878 words)
{Compound engine} (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders, successively.
{Compound householder}, a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents.
That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.
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